Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published : Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 3:34 AM

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 50 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

City Manager Postpones Next Meeting About Orange Grove Boulevard “Road Diet,” Says City Will Reassess Approach

Orange Grove ‘Road Diet’ Presentation Draws Heavy Opposition

Pasadena Tenants Union Hosts Public Rent Control Forum, Ramps Up Signature Collection Effort for Ballot Initiative

Supervisor Barger Announces $20,000 Reward in Murder of Motorist by Boulder Dropped onto 134 Freeway in Pasadena

Superintendent: School Closings Off the Table, Indefinitely

Police Train to Save Their Partner’s Life, When That Partner is a K-9

Hundreds Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton Book Signing in Pasadena on Wednesday

Lieutenant Charged with Federal Gun Crimes Resigns from Pasadena Police Department

Pasadena Unified’s Budget Crunch Collides with Graduation Requirements

Unlicensed Pasadena Cannabis Seller Makes His Case for Acceptance, Higher Marijuana Tax

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress Endorses Rent Control Initiative and Repeal of Costa Hawkins

Assemblymember Holden’s Legislation to Help Protect Children from Lead Poisoning Passes First Policy Committee

Pasadena Transportation Advisory Commission To Showcase Short Range Transit Plan in Its Thursday Meeting

New Code Compliance Activity Map Featured On City of Pasadena Website

City Council Takes a Breather Monday, Will Meet Again on March 26

City Launches New Online Permitting, Tax Payments for Airbnb-Type Short-Term Rentals in Pasadena

In Sierra Madre, City Demands Political Group Stop Using City Logo to “Mislead Voters”

 

Education:

Pasadena Hopes to Become an Early Learning City by 2025

PCC’s Dean of Performing Arts, James Arnwine, to Retire at End of Spring Semester

CodeSpark Academy and STEAM:CODERS Hosting “SUPERCODERS Camp” in Honor of Women’s History Month

Forty-Five Years Since Their Graduation, Three of Caltech’s First Female BS Recipients Look Back

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Hosts John Muir Engineering and Environmental Science Business Partners

Wednesday Workshop Will Help Parents Teach Children “Emotional Intelligence” Skills

Pasadena City College Plans to Lease Building at John Muir High School, Operate New Satellite Campus

New Bookstore Deal Guarantees Pasadena City College $950,000 for First Year of Outsourced Management

 

Community News:

Leadership Pasadena Tours Jet Propulsion Laboratory

‘General Hospital’ Leads in Daytime Emmy Nods; Award Show to Take Place at the Pasadena Civic Center in April

Pasadena Police Activities League 16th Annual Golden Badge Awards Celebrates Bridging the Gap Between Local Youth and Law Enforcement

In Pasadena, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners for Theatrical Achievement in 2017

Baseball Signed by Babe Ruth Stored for Fifty Years in Pasadena Basement Now Up for Auction

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Senator Portantino Hosts Student Mural Contest

Free April Events at Pasadena Senior Center

“Lost Trails of the Altadena Foothills” Unveiled by Historian Paul Ayers April 23 at Altadena Historical Society

Unique Gala Event, “The Art of Conversation,” Will Both Fundraise and Celebrate Tablescape Design

 

Business Top Story:

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Sees Uptick In Passengers, Even After The Holidays

Combined Insurance is Hiring Countrywide and in California

 

Public Safety:

Two South Pasadena Schools Briefly Placed On Lockdown Wednesday

Police Arrest Suspect In El Sereno Avenue Burglary As He Tries To Flee From Police Tuesday Afternoon

Three Women Arrested For Grand Theft From Victoria’s Secret Tuesday Afternoon

Man Arrested For Strong Arm Robbery, Grand Theft Person In Two Separate Incidents Monday

The Search Continues for Boulder-Throwing Suspect in Pasadena Overpass Fatality; GoFundMe Campaign Established for Family of Victim

 

Benefits:

Flintridge Center’s First-Ever Golf Charity Tournament

The Frostig Center to Host Brews & Bites Fundraiser with Weathercaster Fritz Coleman

Pasadena-Based Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Honors Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson at Gala Bel Canto

Retiree to Bike Across America to Benefit Pasadena’s HEAR Center

 

Giving Back:

Well-Known Local Businesswoman Remembered with Memorial Fund Which Will Gift Scholarships to Women in Finance

S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards Villa Esperanza Services with Capital Grant

 

Faces:

Vikki Sung Named Benefit Chair for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

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